I bought this guide before going to Boston (for the first time) and it was indispensable for my trip. This DK guide is very well organized and easy to use. It contains helpful sections such as:
Boston's Top Ten (top highlights of Boston)
Top Ten Hotels
Top Ten Budget Hotels
Top Ten Restaurants
Top Ten Places Spots for Seafood
Top Ten Places to Shop
Top Ten Performing Arts Venues
Top Ten Italian Bakeries
Top Ten Activities for Kids
(There are much more of these Top 10 guides throughout the book)
Within each section of Boston, there is also a top 10 list and guide to different places which you should see (e.g. Harvard, Cambridge, Financial District, Chinatown, etc.)
Towards the back, there is a very helpful section on how to get around in Boston, how to select the right hotels, things to avoid, and all sorts of helpful travel tips.
In the back of the cover, there is a very helpful fold-out map of all of Boston, along with a transport guide to the bus routes and the "T" (subway) destinations.
The colorful pictures and photos throughout this book make this guide as much of a keep-sake souvenir as well as a comprehensive travel guide. This guide was so helpful to me on my recent trip. I found it more useful than other guides (e.g. Frommers, Lonely Planet) which I've used before.